Changi 2000Back to Country
Date: 22-27 February 2000
Updated: 3 November 2002
The French try to sell their 21st century jet, the Rafale, all over the world. Therefore, they
were also present at Asian Aerospace with this Rafale B (serial 301).
Photo: Ian Moy
Exhibition halls: 99029 S-Tec Sentry (UAV) 006 CSIST Kestrel II (UAV) 808 IAI Searcher (UAV) 002 ST Blue Horizon (UAV) F-OHVQ EC120B SAMAERO c/n 1057 9M-LCT Bell 407 private c/n53063 Main static park: ATU-404 S-70A-33 Brunei AF c/n 702389 96/12-KK Mirage 2000C EC02.012 301 Rafale B Dassault MM62166/GF-14 ATR42-400MP GdiF ZF562/CV-336 Lynx HMA8 815 Sqn 78-0477/ZZ F-15C mlt/5th AF 90-0819/WW F-16C 74th FS 99-5093 AH-64D nn 165295/NF-600 E-2C VAW-115 c/n A52-166 164947/BM-03 F/A-18D VMF(AW)-332 163942/SM-35 AH-1W HMLA-369 c/n 29122 9V-ATI Lj45 Singapore Al c/n 033 A6-SMS Lj60 Fujairah Av c/n 150 C-GFLK Bell 427 Textron Canada c/n 56007 D-BDXP Do328-300 Gandalf Airlines EC-296 C295 CASA F-GVDP Falcon 900EX Dassault c/n 051 F-WQEY EC155B Eurocopter F-WQKL ATR72-212A Mount Cook OK-CZD Ayres 7000 (Let610) N1326D Ce208B Cessna c/n 208B0802 N2341S Beech 350 HPP Av Serv. c/n FL-241 N36XL Ce560XL Cessna c/n 560-5036 N420Y L-420 Ayres Av c/n 922729A N5GA G.1159D Gulfstream N505GA IAI1126 Galaxy Aerosp. c/n 005 N50070 S-70C ex Brunei AF c/n 701029 N701WH BD-700 Bombardier N705JA G.1159A N81110 Beech 1900D Tavira Air c/n UE373 N988H G.1159C(SP) Honeywell UK-91009 IL-114-100 Ilyushin VH-NUC Ce182S c/n 18250293 The Do328Jet was wearing a second registration (D-BGAB) underneath the upper paint layer. Another aircraft doing the same trick was the Mount Cook ATR-72, of which the registration ZK-MCU was visible through the paint. Finally, the the ex-Brunei AF Sikorsky S-70C was waering its serial V8-HBV until February 21nd; the given serial (N50070) was painted on the chopper from the following day. This Sikorsky was to be returned to Sikorsky and was about to leave for the USA. Large aircraft park: R18/61-MM C-160R ET01.061 XV240 Nimrod MR2 nn 86-0136 B-1B 127th BS KS ANG 60-0028/LA B-52H 96th BS 98-0052 C-17A 62nd AW/446th AW 59-1459 KC-135R nn (158223)/223 P-3C no mks RA-42423 Yak-42D Yakovlev OKB c/n 4520424216606 VP-BBJ B737-72U Picton The RAAF 'Roulettes' were also attending the show with the following PC-9As: A23-029, A23-040, A23-046, A23-051, A23-052, A23-060, A23-064 And finally the Patrouille de France was at Changi. Their Alpha Jets were parked on the far side, the military part of Changi.